Chapter 4.42-- Nightmare

posted 6th May 2016, 11:00 AM

Chapter 4.42-- Nightmare
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view HeSerpenty's profile

6th May 2016, 11:00 AM


Well then......... D:

Ohhh what's that noise? >__>

As you read this I have already been on the road for several hours, heading out of town for the weekend. I just want to say thank you for reading and commenting! Your comments mean sooo much to me and I'll be sure to reply as soon as I get home on Sunday! Thank you for your support!

Still on TWC, a glimpse into Hizzy's past friendships

view MST3KFan's profile

6th May 2016, 11:04 AM


Keymen's past gets a little more revealed. Seems some seriously screwed up stuff happened to his father.

If so, the idea that the child was made to watch his father killed like that. Geez.

If that was the council's doing, it definitely is adding up on the 'deserving of getting its comeuppance' at some point soon.

Have a fun weekend, Serpy!

6th May 2016, 11:36 AM


Revenge must be served. Preferably chilled, in bowls made from the skulls of one's enemies, and seasoned with the salt of their tears.

Also, good riddance to that giant lizard.

view HeSerpenty's profile

8th May 2016, 8:37 PM


LOL!!! This comment made me laugh out loud in the car on my looooooooooooooooong drive---- I thank you for that X'DDD

And yes I definitely agree!

view HeSerpenty's profile

8th May 2016, 8:34 PM


Yes you could definitely say that :'D... there is a lot to Key's past we have yet to see still

And indeed... the Council is DEFINITELY adding up their bad karma points :'D (whether or not they are behind this particular event or not!)

Thanks man! It was a nice time! <3

view Alicia's profile

6th May 2016, 11:58 AM


Eeeee I need to see more of that daddy! :o So I can fan arts him! <3 :3

Poor wittle Keymen. ;_; He's had it tough, I can tell.

view HeSerpenty's profile

8th May 2016, 9:06 PM


I'm gonna havta draw him for reals some time! (umm that may or may not be for the possibility of more gorgeous fan arts from you <333 lolol)

And yes... he has! :'D

view lifelight's profile

6th May 2016, 12:12 PM


KEYMAN ;______________;
my heart.... </3

view HeSerpenty's profile

8th May 2016, 9:07 PM


He's had it pretty rough! D':

O nuuuuu *super glues your heart back together* <333

view Vivocateur's profile

6th May 2016, 2:48 PM


Ahhh…sweet childhood memories <3
Keymen's history is certainly intriguing. I would imagine he has an axe to grind with the council. >_>
(Really cool dream effects on this page!)

view HeSerpenty's profile

9th May 2016, 1:19 AM


Lolol yes sooo very....sweet :'D

Yea, he and the Council aren't the best of friends X). More on that to come hehe

And thank u so much!

view Chris the Blue's profile

6th May 2016, 3:17 PM

Chris the Blue

You okay there, buddy?
You need a nightlight?
Nightlights are nice.

view HeSerpenty's profile

9th May 2016, 1:20 AM


Lolol I not sure if a nightlight would help with HORRIBLE, awful memories X'D

view azureXtwilight's profile

6th May 2016, 4:22 PM


Maaaannn, whatevee is killing Keymen's papa, they are not nice, not nice at all! :(((

view HeSerpenty's profile

9th May 2016, 1:20 AM


No they are indeed NOT nice at all! D':

view CiciEnixa's profile

6th May 2016, 4:43 PM


My god that looks terrifying D: *takes the wee keymen and hides him in a world of marshmallows and candy, far far away from serpy*

view HeSerpenty's profile

9th May 2016, 1:22 AM


*gently picks wee Keymen from Cici's arms and puts him back in his rightful world of man-eating monsters, oppression, and pickled chum-porridge* I'm just gonna...take that back if you don't mind >____>


No but yea... it IS horrible X"DDD

view Blissarda's profile

6th May 2016, 4:46 PM


Who held him down, though? Are those the people who killed his father? Hmm...

6th May 2016, 9:33 PM


I think that's the giant lizard the council used for executions, until Great-Uncle Not-Dead dropped a rock on it. If it were a wild one, he'd be telling his son to run, and either doing so himself or fighting it with the guy who is instead holding his son. The pacing screams deliberate execution.

view HeSerpenty's profile

9th May 2016, 1:27 AM


You are right! Tho the baliath does look rather ghostly in this nightmare X'D. It is A baliath at least.... might not be the very same recently squished one X'D

Hehe is that a theory on that sneaky serpent I see? I assume you're thinking he's Hedran? Indeed that is interesting :D

(I am glad that you are catching on with the pacing regarding what this is <333)

view HeSerpenty's profile

9th May 2016, 1:24 AM


It would appear that they might have something to do with it indeed! Those horrible schmucks D':
Who is it? We shall seeee :3

9th May 2016, 9:27 AM


I figure that the "horrible shmucks" have to be the council or some group they protect; with Keymen's obvious competency, he'd have worked with the council to take out any unsanctioned criminal group. They'd be dead, and it'd be a past motivation or a general hatred of injustice that remained in him - not a "then what does it say about me" present intention, which implies some potentially unpalatable motive, like straight up revenge. (Personally, I approve, but forgiveness has its adherents and advocates.) His relation to an executed...political dissident? certainly doesn't act like a dying criminal...would also have foiled his and Gwynn's implied romance.

As to the sneaky serpent, my theory has been its Hellgiah. (I had to hit the archives to find the name, can't keep them straight.) If I'm not misreading the family tree (again), he's Hizruk's great uncle. The red eyes, adept slaughter of guards, and hyper focused Hizruk interest suggest that it is him. My theory is that when Hedran met Hellgiah to kill him, the two of them pieced their past together and decided to call off the mortal combat. Hard to do this while fighting, but perhaps Hellgiah had figured it out at least partially beforehand. Hedran had a Heroic Blue Screen of Death ("I work for murderous scum!?!? As their enforcer?!? I'm here at their request to kill my brother after they tortured him from infancy? Noooooo~") and fell into a deep depression, probably being quietly poisoned by the council when they realized he was no longer their guy. Hellgiah was sufficiently mollified, by some combination of brotherly love and brotherly beatings, to stop targeting innocent people (if, indeed, he ever targetted the genuinely innocent), and went into hiding - somewhat easy to manage when your assigned executioner cooperates. He doesn't help out against the council, in general, because he simply doesn't have cause to care about much of the population; or he was doing it elsewhere. Then Hizruk's experiences gave him a family member he can relate to, a reoccurence of his own abuse for him to interfere in. I had been questioning why he didn't wipe the council out, if a prison worth of guards die without so much as sounding an alarm, but from what you've said, its a bigger enemy than we've seen, and letting his young potential ally train up on low level foes like Kalverick would be advantageous.

That's right, Kalverick. You're not just slime. You're *a* slime. A poring with scales. You're going to be harvested for XP and any drops you might've collected over the years.

view HeSerpenty's profile

9th May 2016, 12:09 PM


WOw!!!! You have a pretty amazing thought process on all these events! And I am exceedingly happy that you remember all the little details I have presented before and use it to formulate these awesome theories. I can't say whether or not or which of these thoughts are on the right track or not....... only because I havta keep you engaged hehe...aaaand I have a few more twists here and there to share.
Lolol it's funny you should bring up revenge as a motivation, as I had made an image to respond to a particular thread question, and I feel it's relevent here X'D.
What motivates your characters? I could answer for at least one of them..


view DLKmusic's profile

6th May 2016, 5:22 PM


Okay then!!! That's a serious skeleton in his closet! Now I want to know how it got there... NOT NEXT WEEK..... NoOOOOOooowwww!!!!!

Great job as always, Serpy!

view HeSerpenty's profile

9th May 2016, 1:27 AM


Yess indeed it is! A BIG ol' skeleton! Lolol I wish I could get more than one page out a week...SO BADLY I wish this X'D

THank you so much! <33

view Centcomm's profile

6th May 2016, 5:50 PM


okay now im seriously curious about that dream... GREAT page! AND VOTED!

view HeSerpenty's profile

9th May 2016, 1:35 AM


Thank you so much, Centy!!!

And good....good, I wanted u guys to be curious <3

view Slim Kittens's profile

6th May 2016, 8:16 PM

Slim Kittens

Ghost: "Oooooooooo..."
Keymen: "AHHHHH!
Ghost: "Dammit kid, I told you to look away!"

view HeSerpenty's profile

9th May 2016, 1:35 AM


Lol XD
Poor kid froze up and couldn't, it would seem :'D

view Matt Knab's profile

7th May 2016, 6:08 AM

Matt Knab

Great shading on those closeup shots.
Is that some sort of ghostly creature, or is it just his memories being hazy?

view HeSerpenty's profile

9th May 2016, 1:37 AM


THanks a lot, Matt! :D <3

And both sorta. It is a ghostly kinda hazy creature....probably because of the trauma, it is the most distorted memory out of all of that X'D.

view junoro's profile

7th May 2016, 9:33 AM


What a cliffhanger! I like the distorted lines in the dream. They really give a sense of uneasiness right off the bat! Also I hope you had a good trip!

view HeSerpenty's profile

9th May 2016, 1:38 AM


Thanks so much Junoro! <3333
I was juggling about distorying the lines for the dream.... and in the end I'm really glad I went with it! Cuz yea...this dream is uneasiness to the max :'D. I'm so glad it gives off that feel!

(and my trip was very nice, thank u! <3)

view Seabiscuit's profile

7th May 2016, 11:50 AM


Have a good trip!:D

Ohhh gosh...D:
I love the squiggly lines in the flashback, but...
Nooo Keyman... ;~~~;
That crying face is heartbreaking! D:

view HeSerpenty's profile

9th May 2016, 1:41 AM


*gets super glue to help with broken hearts* :'D
Yea..... there might be a chance he's not so carefree and full of cheer as he comes across X'D. Just maybe >__>

And Thank you Sea! I did enjoy it <3

view alston123's profile

8th May 2016, 12:08 PM


I feel like Keymen is the kind of person who doesn't dwell in the negative things of his past. He tries to learn and move on. I appreciate that. ;)

view HeSerpenty's profile

9th May 2016, 1:42 AM


He definitely does have a remarkable gift to have been able to move forward, that is for sure! Sometimes I wish I could take things with such stride like he does X"D

Thank you so much, Alston! <3

view Outlaw's profile

8th May 2016, 10:16 PM


I've had rough dreams like that before...
I know it much it sucks.
I really feel for the guy.

I also totally dig the transitioning art style.

view HeSerpenty's profile

9th May 2016, 1:43 AM


O man sorry to hear you've had dreams like that before X__X. I hate waking up from nightmares and having that awful heart poundy feeling :'D

And thanks so much! <3

view TheD-Wrek's profile

9th May 2016, 8:59 AM


Just when we think we know the answers, you change the questions. X)

Very interesting page. :)

view HeSerpenty's profile

9th May 2016, 12:12 PM


THanks D!

I gotta keep you guys on your toes :P

view Jarvi's profile

9th May 2016, 11:03 AM


Oh nuuuuu... poor daddy got eaten :< And he was there to watch <T___T>
The person holding Keymen seems to be standing still... is that.. some kind of execution again? >_<

view HeSerpenty's profile

9th May 2016, 12:34 PM


Indeed I think this would be enough to traumatize any child for life! :'D

Lolol and executions seem to be a regular thing around here huh :'D

view ProfEtheric's profile

23rd May 2016, 2:25 PM


Oooh... Mysterious nightmare is mysterious!

view HeSerpenty's profile

23rd May 2016, 4:01 PM


Yusss... some new questions arise! Lolol

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